Joe Biden’s comments came at a time when the Shehbaz Sharif-led Pakistan government is trying to improve its ties with the US.
Washington: US President Joe Biden on Saturday described Pakistan as “one of the most dangerous nations” in the world and said the country holds “nuclear weapons without any cohesion.”
Biden was talking at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Reception in Los Angeles (California) when he also berated China and Russia. The US President slammed Pakistan while talking about the country’s foreign policy with regard to China and Russia.
In a press statement issued by the White House, Biden was quoted as saying, “This is a guy (Xi Jinping) who understands what he wants but has an enormous, enormous array of problems. How do we handle that? How do we handle that relative to what’s going on in Russia? And what I think is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any cohesion.”
Biden’s comments came at a time when the Shehbaz Sharif-led Pakistan government is trying to improve its ties with the US.
Biden also said, “There’s a lot going on. A lot going on. But there’s also enormous opportunities for the United States to change the dynamic in the second quarter of the 21st century.”
On Wednesday, the Biden government had released the Congress mandated key policy document, underlining the threat posed to the US by both China and Russia. The National Security Strategy states that China and Russia who earlier this year announced a “no-limits partnership” are increasingly aligned with each other but the challenges they pose are distinct.
On the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the document says Moscow’s “imperialist foreign policy” culminated “in a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in an attempt to topple its government and bring it under Russian control.”
(With agency inputs)